McCormick Cream Separator - Ponoka, Alberta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
N 52° 40.868 W 113° 35.046
12U E 325320 N 5839933
Quick Description: This McCormick Cream Separator is in the Fort Ostell Museum. It is on Hwy. 2A across from Petro Canada. The museum is a great place to visit while in Ponoka.
Location: Alberta, Canada
Date Posted: 9/29/2018 7:52:31 AM
Waymark Code: WMZ8H9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rjmcdonough1
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Long Description:

This McCormick Cream Separator is a hand-powered floor-mounted 3-S cream separator manufactured by McCormick Deering. The separator has a large polished metal bowl on top and a cream colored enameled painted finish to the lower section and stand. There are two spigots, as the milk is separated the cream is running from one spout into a metal cream can or pail and skim milk flows from a second spout into another pail. The cream is usually churned into butter. The skim milk generally is fed to hogs or other farm animals.

The McCormick cream separator is most likely manufactured about 1930 based on the color and style of the base and that it is a manual hand crank model.

The Fort Ostell Museum society was founded in 1967 with their first museum was housed in a log building. Fort Ostell Museum moved this newly constructed facility in 1987.

This is an interesting museum with displays divided into topics: sleigh display, nurses at PMH (Provincial Mental Hospital), creamery, original Fort Ostell, World Wars, early bridal dresses, a school rooms and many household appliances. Near the entrance is a guest book and a timeline highlighting events from 1867 to 2017.

Fort Ostell Museum 5320 54th Street Ponoka, Alberta Canada T4J 1L9

Website for Museum/Business: [Web Link]

Admission: $5.00 Adult

Business Hours:
Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Closed: Saturday and Sunday

Website for additional information: Not listed

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